For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NIV)
Because of Timothy’s sincere faith Paul reminds him that he needs to put into use the gift that God has given him through the laying of Paul’s hands to speak openly about Christ and spread the gospel. As followers of Jesus Christ we need to realize exactly this! “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” We need to develop these gifts so we too can fire up our faith! And fan into flame the gift God gave us! We need to put our faith into use by sharing the gospel every chance we get!
Heavenly Father, Lord over my life,
I believe I too have received your gift. The courage I needed to take the next step to learn and grow from your word; your undying love, the power of self-discipline to refrain from sin, to live a godly life, to live the life I was meant to live. Lord I ask that when I am presented with the opportunity to share the gospel that I can fire up the flame and share my faith! I thank you Lord! With these words I pray in Jesus’ name, amen
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – Feb. 17, 2012